Potato salads are one of our go-to side dishes for so many occasions. I know you will enjoy this potato salad recipe because it’s easy and delicious! Make this side-dish ahead of time or the same day you need it. For brunch, lunches, picnics, and dinners. Potato salad is always a winner! …
Like my grandma, I don’t need recipes anymore to make a lot of my home-cooked meals. But, I decided to measure, and write down my recipe for potato salad to share with you (and my family). This potato salad is really good and even better after a few hours of chilling or the next day.
You can prepare this side dish ahead of time to bring to backyard parties, barbecues or potlucks. Or even use it for serving during holidays. We have even more options at the end of the post.
A classic potato salad is always a winner in our book! We hope you enjoy this potato salad with no celery. If you have celery on hand you can easily chop it up and add it to the recipe. Either way, you will have one of the best potato salads for your lunches, picnics and dinners!
Potato Salad Recipe
Just like my grandma used to make this has simple ingredients most cooks will have at home. This recipe will easily feed 6-8. You can add celery or adapt the recipe easily by using the variation recommendations. It is an easy potato salad to make. I can’t guarantee you won’t get second helpings!
- Russet Potatoes 8-10 depending on the size (medium-large)
- 1 Yellow Onion
- 6 Hard-boiled Eggs
- Dill Pickles 6 (We used Mt. Olive Kosher Baby Dills)
- Green Onions (optional) For garnishing.
- 1/2 cup of Mayonaise
- 1/4 cup Mustard
- 1 tbsp. White Vinegar
- 1/2 tsp.Dried Mustard
- 1/2 tsp. Paprika
- 1/4 tsp. Salt
- 1/2 tsp. Pepper
How To Make Potato Salad
Step by Step Directions for how to make potato salad
- Wash, peel, rinse off, and cut potatoes into medium-sized cubes.
- Add the prepared potatoes into a pot of water.
- Then add a dash of salt and bring it to a boil.
- Lower temperature and cook only until you can fork the potatoes into the center. (You don’t want them overcooked).
- Drain the potatoes in a colander and let the potatoes cool down.
- Hard boil your eggs and let them cool down. (How to hard boil eggs).
- Chop half the onion finely. Then add it to a large salad bowl.
- Chop 6 mini dill pickles. Add it to the same bowl with the onions.
- Measure out and add the mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar add it to the bowl.
- Next measure and add all your spices.
- Mix all the ingredients together.
- Add your cooked, cooled potatoes to the bowl with the other ingredients and gently mix them together.
- Next, chop your hard-boiled eggs (reserving 1 or 2 for slicing and garnishing the top) and add them to the bowl and mix gently.
- For garnish add sliced hard-boiled eggs and 1- 2 green onions finely chopped. And optional 1/2 tsp dash of Paprika for color.
- Adjust the mayonnaise and mustard to your liking.
- If you have celery you may add a few stalks that have been chopped. To give it even more crunch than the pickles.
- When making potato salad remember to take a bit of the potato salad out and taste it. Make adjustments to your taste and preference.
Variations for potato salad
- You can use Yukon gold potatoes (They seem sweeter to me and not my preference. Also, cook them with peels on and cut up after they don’t hold up as well as the white Russet potatoes and white potatoes. To me, Russets are the best!
- You can add more onion if you like. Or you can use red onion.
- If you don’t like dill pickles switch them out by using your favorite sweet pickles. (start with less and see how many you will need especially if you are using full-sized pickles!
- If you don’t like green onions you can use chopped flat-leaf parsley as your garnish.
- Let’s talk celery! I love it and use it most all the time in my potato salads but, when you don’t have something on hand you can be flexible. It will surprise you sometimes how much a simple change to a recipe will make you love it even more! If you love it and have it on hand. Use 2-3 celery stalks washed, dried, and finely chopped. Not too fine though you want the crunchy goodness it gives the potato salad.
- If you don’t have celery you can always add 1/2 tsp. of celery salt if you like.
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